A little more than a year ago I started a new and powerful habit: taking communion daily.
If you've been walking with me for very long, you probably have picked up on my attitude about how I want to live. I once heard someone say, "When my alarm clock goes off, I want the devil to say, 'Oh no, she's up again!'"
This daily communion addition I believe has been powerful and, if you have received Jesus as your Lord and Savior, I want to encourage you to consider doing the same.
If we didn't understand before that we are in a daily battle between good and evil, I'm pretty sure we all realize that at this point in history.
It's fierce and this is no time to be complacent.
In the shakings, our families need us to fight for them.
A reminder of where our absolute victory in this battle we are in is found in this verse:
“They overcame him [the accuser of the brethren] by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony, they loved not their lives unto death.” - Revelations 12:11
The blood of the lamb is our most powerful weapon of warfare.
It's amazing that in the midst of his betrayal and impending death, Jesus was serving -- he gathered his disciples, thanked his Father, and gave all believers a way to remember the new covenant that was about to be made on the cross.
"The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, 'This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.' 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.' 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.'" (1 Cor. 11:23-26 )
Everytime we take communion we remind ourselves that we have the victory through Christ.
It is the meal of absolute triumph and victory. If on a believer’s restaurant menu, it might be named the "#1: Triumph and Victory"
We commune with Him and he with us.
We are reminded of who Jesus is, what He did, and who we are. This is our true reality (not the fearful things going on around us).
In this reality of pleading the blood of Jesus over our lives, families, church and world we find HOPE.
In my weekday morning prayer group on Zoom called Arise & Shine, our addition of taking communion together has taken it to a new level.
We daily plead the blood of Jesus over our sins, our lives, our families, this world.
When we use communion in intercession, we are not only aligning ourselves with Christ, but we are also proclaiming the reality of Heaven (victory through Christ) over every area of our lives.
We are reminded that we don't pray FOR victory; we pray FROM victory.
The foundation on which all victory rests is the shed blood of Christ - the Lamb that was slain - the perfect Sacrifice, Who with one glorious cry of, "IT IS FINISHED," pronounced sin, death, and hell, 'forever conquered'. Nothing can shake this firm foundation.
We must remember: all victory rests in the shed blood of Christ.
In this 39 minute message I share more details on this powerful practice.
Your time might look like this:
1. Prepare the elements - bread and juice or wine
2. Confess your sin, pray and meditate about the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross for you
3. Read 1 Cor. 11:23-26
4. Take the elements
5. Praise the Lord
If you don't know where you stand with God, today is a good day to receive Jesus as your Lord and your Savior. Reach out to me and I would love to help you with that.
Try adding this powerful habit to your home life and see what happens. I would love to hear!
P.S. Mark your calendar...